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Water Plant History

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The history of the Riviera Beach Water Treatment Plant goes back to the 1950s. The construction of the Water Plant, one of the most important events in the history of the Utilities Department, was finished in 1958.

"One of the most modern water treatment plants in the county will be dedicated here Sunday by city officials. Area residents are invited to attend the brief 2:00 PM dedication ceremony and tour the entire plant that has been constructed at a cost of $350,000. Funds for the plant were raised by the sales of revenue bonds that will be paid off after a three year period.

The bond issue will be paid by revenues obtained from the sale of water over that period. City Councilmen anticipate sufficient profits from the new plant to pay for it and direct taxation will not be necessary. Located at Blue Heron and the railroad, the new plant has a 3.5 million gallon per day capacity, with a peak capacity of 4 million gallons per day. Peak loads at the present do not exceed 2 million gallons per day."

- Gulf Stream New, November 6, 1958 

Contact Information 

Hours of Operation

City of Riviera Beach Utility Special District

600 West Blue Heron Blvd.

Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: 561.845.4185

Fax: 561.840.7292


Customer Service

Anything bill related (new service, account information, bill inquiry, turn service on/off, etc.)

(561) 845-4050


Emergency After Hours:

Water &/or Sewer Breaks (nights, weekends & holidays)

Phone: 561.845.4187 

Public Notice – Drinking Water


Administrative Staff


Utility Director

Michael RT Low
Phone: 561.845.4185


Office Manager

Luecinda Monroe


Phone: 561.845.3489


Senior Utilities Engineer

John Armstrong. P.E.


Phone: 561.845.3457


Distribution Superintendent
Larry Brown


Phone: 561.845.4177


Water Treatment Plant Superintendent
Melvin Pinkney


Phone: 561.845.4051


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